Resources

State of America's Libraries 2019

Introduction

American Library Association. “About the Great Stories Club: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.” http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/greatstories/about#TRHT

---------------. Libraries and the 2020 Census. October 2018. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/ALACensusBrief.pdf

---------------. “National Library Week.” http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek

---------------. “Student Success.” I Love Libraries initiative. http://www.ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries/school-libraries-and-student-success

---------------. “2020 Census.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census

---------------. Association of College and Research Libraries. 2017 ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics for Carnegie Classifications. Chicago: ACRL, 2018. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/2017-acrl-academic-library-trends-and-statistics-carnegie-classifications-associates-arts

---------------. Office for Intellectual Freedom. Banned & Challenged Books. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks

Brown, Karen, and Kara J. Malenfant. Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects. Chicago: ACRL, April 2017. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/findings_y3.pdf

Christopher, Rob. “Homeless and Libraries: An Interview with Ryan J. Dowd.” ALA Editions blog, January 8, 2018. http://www.alaeditions.org/blog/303/homelessness-and-libraries-interview-ryan-j-dowd

Dowd, Ryan J. The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2018. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/librarians-guide-homelessness-empathy-driven-approach-solving-problems-preventing-conflict

Flavin, Patrick. “State Government Public Goods Spending and Citizens’ Quality of Life.” Social Science Research 78 (February 2019): 28–40. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X18302801?via%3Dihub Summarized in Science Daily, January 7, 2019. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190107075713.htm

Fleig, Shelby. “Iowa Man Burns Children’s Books from Public Library to Protest Orange City Pride.” Des Moines (Iowa) Register, October 22, 2018. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/10/22/iowa-man-burns-childrens-books-orange-city-pride-public-library-lgbtq-literature-aclu-iowa/1728786002/

Garcia-Febo, Loida. “Federal Budget Includes Big Gains for Libraries.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, September 28, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/federal-budget-includes-big-gains-libraries/

Howard Fleeter & Associates. The Return on Investment of Ohio’s Public Libraries & A Comparison with Other States. [Columbus, Ohio]: Howard Fleeter & Associates, April 2016. http://olc.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/post-id_2060/2016/04/Ohio-Public-Libraries-ROI-Report.pdf

Inklebarger, Timothy. “Company to Supply Free Narcan to Libraries.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, October 24, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/narcan-company-supply-free-narcan-to-libraries/

Institute of Museum and Library Services. Public Library Survey: Fiscal Year 2016, Supplementary Tables. Washington, D.C.: IMLS, August 2018. Table 8. https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy2016_pls_tables.pdf

Internet Movie Database. The Public (2018). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3294746/

Kromer, Kathi. “ALA #FundLibraries Campaign Kicks Off for FY2020.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, March 11, 2019. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/ala-fundlibraries-campaign-kicks-off-fy2020/

---------------. Kromer, Kathi. “Miracle in Marrakesh Makes It to US.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, September 27, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/marrakesh-treaty-passes-house/

---------------. “Museum and Library Services Act Passes.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, December 20, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/museum-and-library-services-act-passes/

Library of Congress. “Fascinating Facts.” https://www.loc.gov/about/fascinating-facts/

Madden, Mary, and Lee Rainie. “Americans’ Attitudes about Privacy, Security and Surveillance.” Pew Research Center, May 20, 2015. http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/05/20/americans-attitudes-about-privacy-security-and-surveillance/

Morehart, Phil. “Newsmaker: Emilio Estevez.” American Libraries, March 1, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/03/01/newsmaker-emilio-estevez/

Moss, Sasha. “Music Modernization Act and the Future of Music Licensing.” R Street blog, September 23, 2018. https://www.rstreet.org/2018/09/23/music-modernization-act-and-the-future-of-music-licensing/

Motion Picture Association of America. 2017 Theme Report. Washington, D.C.: MPAA, April 2018. https://www.mpaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MPAA-THEME-Report-2017_Final.pdf

National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Opioid Overdose Crisis.” January 2019. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

US Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Homelessness Assistance.” https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless

Yabsley, Jessica. “OPEN Government Data Act Passes Congress and Heads to the President’s Desk.” DATA Coalition. Press release, December 21, 2018. https://www.datacoalition.org/press-releases/open-government-data-act-heads-to-the-presidents-desk/

Public libraries

American Library Association. “Every Child Ready to Read @ your library.” http://everychildreadytoread.org/about/

---------------. Libraries Transform initiative. http://ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/

---------------. “2020 Census.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census

---------------. Public Library Association. “Family Engagement.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/familyengagement

---------------. ---------------. “Health Literacy, Programming, and Consumer Health Information.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/healthliteracy

---------------. ---------------. “Inclusive Internship Initiative.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/plinterns

---------------. ---------------. “Libraries Lead with Digital Skills.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google

---------------. ---------------. “PLA Initiatives.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/

---------------. ---------------. “Promoting Healthy Communities: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/connectingyoutocoverage

---------------. ---------------. “Public Library Association Partners with OCLC to Help Public Libraries, Partners Respond to Opioid Epidemic.” Press release, October 8, 2018. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/10/public-library-association-partners-oclc-help-public-libraries-partners

Baseball Reference. “2018 MLB Attendance & Team Age.” https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/2018-misc.shtml

Bertot, John Carlo, Brian Real, Jean Lee, Abigail J. McDermott, and Paul T. Jaeger. 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey: Survey Findings and Results. College Park, Md.: University of Maryland, Information Policy and Access Center, October 1, 2015. http://digitalinclusion.umd.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/2014DigitalInclusionSurveyFinalRelease.pdf

Emergent BioSolutions. “Emergent BioSolutions to Offer All Public Libraries and YMCAs in the U.S. Free Opioid Awareness Education and NARCAN® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray.” Press release, October 24, 2018. http://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irol-newsArticle&id=2373258

Inklebarger, Timothy. “Company to Supply Free Narcan to Libraries.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, October 24, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/narcan-company-supply-free-narcan-to-libraries/

Inside Hoops. “NBA Attendance Info.” http://www.insidehoops.com/attendance.shtml

Institute of Museum and Library Services. Public Library Survey: Fiscal Year 2013, Supplementary Tables. Washington, D.C.: IMLS, March 2016. Table 11. https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey/explore-pls-data/pls-data/fy-2013-supplementary-tables

---------------. Public Library Survey: Fiscal Year 2016, Supplementary Tables. Washington, D.C.: IMLS, August 2018. Tables 3, 8, 11. https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy2016_pls_tables.pdf

Lalley, Heather. “International Starbucks Now Outnumber U.S. Units.” Restaurant Business, January 11, 2019. https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/international-starbucks-now-outnumber-us-units

Madison (Wis.) Public Library. “Racial Equity Resources.” https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/racial-equity/resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Opioid Overdose Crisis.” January 2019. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

Pro Football Reference. “2017 NFL Attendance Data.” https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2017/attendance.htm

Reid, Ian. “The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends.” Public Libraries, September/October 2017. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2017/12/the-2017-public-library-data-service-report-characteristics-and-trends/

Sonnie, Amy. Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field. Issue brief, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, [April 2018]. https://www.racialequityalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GARE_LibrariesReport_v8_DigitalScroll_WithHyperlinks.pdf

Souannavong, Anna. “Gates Public Library Community Panel Prompts Grassroots Opioid Overdose Programming.” WebJunction, January 30, 2019. https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/gates-public-library-opioid-response.html

US Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Homelessness Assistance.” https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless

Williams, K. C. “Blount County Library Offers Life Skills Training to Participants in Recovery Court.” WebJunction, January 17, 2019. https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/blount-county-recovery-court.html

Academic libraries

American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries. 2008 ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics for Carnegie Classifications. Chicago: ACRL, 2009. https://www.acrlmetrics.com/

---------------. ---------------. 2017 ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics for Carnegie Classifications. Chicago: ACRL, 2018. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/2017-acrl-academic-library-trends-and-statistics-carnegie-classifications-associates-arts

National Center for Education Statistics. Database, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data

---------------. Digest of Education Statistics. Table 334.10: Total expenditures of public degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by purpose and level of institution: 2009–10 through 2015–16. https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d17/tables/dt17_334.10.asp?current=yes

National Collegiate Athletic Association. “Attendance Records, 2018.” [Indianapolis]: NCAA, 2019. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketball_RB/2019/Attendance.pdf

Phan, Tai, Laura Hardesty, and Jamie Hug. Academic Libraries: 2012, First Look. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics, January 2014. Table 3. https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014038.pdf

School libraries

American Library Association. “Student Success.” I Love Libraries initiative. http://www.ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries/school-libraries-and-student-success

Coker, Elizabeth. Certified Teacher-Librarians, Library Quality and Student Achievement in Washington State Public Schools: The Washington State School Library Impact Study. [Seattle]: Washington Library Media Association, April 1, 2015. https://wala.memberclicks.net/assets/WLMA/Advocacy/wslitreport_final%20revised7_14_15.pdf

Horrigan, John B. “Libraries 2016.” Pew Research Center, September 9, 2016. http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/09/libraries-2016/

Lance, Keith Curry. “Proof of the Power: Recent Research on the Impact of School Library Media Programs on the Academic Achievement of U.S. Public School Students.” ERIC Digest, 2002. Syracuse, N.Y.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and technology, 2001. https://www.ericdigests.org/2002-2/proof.htm

National Center for Education Statistics. National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS). Table: Number of schools with a library media center and number of full-time and part-time school technology specialists and librarians/library media specialists, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16. https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ntps/tables/ntps1516_20180119002_s1n.asp

Wineburg, Sam, Sarah McGrew, Joel Breakstone, and Teresa Ortega. “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning.” Stanford University, Stanford History Education Group, November 22, 2016. Available in the Stanford Digital Repository. https://purl.stanford.edu/fv751yt5934

Issues and trends

American Library Association. “About the Great Stories Club: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.” http://www.ala.org/tools/programming/greatstories/about#TRHT

---------------. Center for the Future of Libraries. “Artificial Intelligence.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/artificialintelligence

---------------. ---------------. “Smart Cities.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/SmartCities

---------------. ---------------. “Trends.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends

---------------. Libraries Ready to Code initiative. https://librariesreadytocode.org/

---------------. Office for Accreditation. “Directory of ALA-Accredited and Candidate Programs in Library and Information Studies.” http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/accreditedprograms/directory

---------------. Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Banned Books Week (September 22–28, 2019).” Banned & Challenged Books. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned

---------------. ---------------. “Choose Privacy Every Day.” https://chooseprivacyeveryday.org/

---------------. Public Library Association. “Libraries Lead with Digital Skills.” http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google

---------------. Public Policy and Advocacy Office. “ALA, Grow with Google Kick Off Economic Opportunity Initiative in Public Libraries Nationwide.” Press release, January 28, 2019. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2019/01/ala-grow-google-kick-economic-opportunity-initiative-public-libraries

Bradford, Laurence. “Why Every Millennial Should Learn Some Code.” Forbes, June 20, 2016. https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2016/06/20/why-every-millennial-should-learn-some-code/#699ec9d870f2

Cambridge (Mass.) Public Library. “Building on Success of Laughing Room, CPL to Host Talk on AI and Society and Launch Alterspace Exhibit.” Press release, January 4, 2019. https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl/aboutus/newsandannouncements/2019/01/thelaughingroompostscript

Carlton, Lauren. “News: Drag Queen Story Hour: Q&A with Port Jefferson Free Library.” Programming Librarian, October 26, 2018. http://programminglibrarian.org/articles/drag-queen-story-hour-qa-port-jefferson-free-library

Carlton, Pam. “Together We’re Stronger: Helping Missoula’s Families All Under One Roof.” Children and Libraries 16, no. 3 (Fall 2018). https://journals.ala.org/index.php/cal/article/view/6798/9145

Center for Childhood Creativity. “Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit.” https://centerforchildhoodcreativity.org/resource/reimagining-school-readiness-toolkit/

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Public Library. “Welcome to the Chattanooga Open Data Portal.” https://data.chattlibrary.org/

City of Boston. “Welcome to Analyze Boston.” https://data.boston.gov/

Computer Science Education Week. https://csedweek.org/

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. “What Is Accreditation.” http://caepnet.org/accreditation/about-accreditation/what-is-accreditation

Denver Public Library. “Fall R.A.D.A. Discussions & Workshop.” https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/fall-rada-discussions

Dockter, Mason. “Man Who Burned LBGTQ Books from Orange City Library Charged with Misdemeanor.” Sioux City (Iowa) Journal, December 6, 2018. https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/man-who-burned-lbgtq-books-from-orange-city-library-charged/article_603cd06e-751e-5788-b75f-627aa84c5b26.html

Drag Queen Story Hour. “What Is Drag Queen Story Hour?” https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/

Fleig, Shelby. “Iowa Man Burns Children’s Books from Public Library to Protest Orange City Pride.” Des Moines (Iowa) Register, October 22, 2018. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/10/22/iowa-man-burns-childrens-books-orange-city-pride-public-library-lgbtq-literature-aclu-iowa/1728786002/

Garcia-Febo, Loida. “Federal Budget Includes Big Gains for Libraries.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, September 28, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/federal-budget-includes-big-gains-libraries/

Gascó, Mila, and J. Ramón Gil-García. “Is It More Than Using Technology in Local Governments? Opportunities and Challenges for Cities to Become Smarter.” UMKC Law Review 85, no. 4 (2017): 915–923. Symposium on Smart Cities: Legal and Policy Implications of Municipal Innovation.

Google. “Grow with Google is Heading to Libraries in All 50 States, Starting Today.” The Keyword blog, January 28, 2019. https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/grow-with-google/grow-google-heading-libraries-all-50-states-starting-today/

Jackson, Jennifer, Naomi Priddy, and Shelley Harris. “Program Model: American Girl Doll Mystery Event.” Programming Librarian, February 7, 2019. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/american-girl-doll-mystery-event

Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library. “Community Conversations/Topic: Zero Tolerance: When Is It Appropriate?” https://www.kclibrary.org/library-locations/plaza-branch/adults-event/community-conversationstopic-zero-tolerance-when-it?delta=0

Kromer, Kathi. “ALA #FundLibraries Campaign Kicks Off for FY2020.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, March 11, 2019. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/ala-fundlibraries-campaign-kicks-off-fy2020/

---------------. Kromer, Kathi. “Miracle in Marrakesh Makes It to US.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, September 27, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/marrakesh-treaty-passes-house/

---------------. “Museum and Library Services Act Passes.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, December 20, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/museum-and-library-services-act-passes/

Landgraf, Greg. “Drag Storytimes Bring Fierceness—and Fierce Opposition.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, September 20, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/drag-queen-storytimes-bring-fierceness-and-fierce-opposition/

LaRue, James. “Education Is Not Pornography.” Intellectual Freedom Blog, October 12, 2018. https://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=16002

LaVallee, Katherine. “Bedtime Adventure at the Library.” ALSC Matters, Bright Ideas, May 2018. http://www.ala.org/alsc/alscconnectonline/bright-ideas-may-2018#bedtime

Moss, Sasha. “Music Modernization Act and the Future of Music Licensing.” R Street blog, September 23, 2018. https://www.rstreet.org/2018/09/23/music-modernization-act-and-the-future-of-music-licensing/

NYC Digital Safety. “Digital Privacy & Security in the Library.” https://nycdigitalsafety.org/

---------------. “Library Privacy Week 2018.” https://libraryprivacyweek.nyc/

Price, Diana. “Bilingual Outreach at the Doctor’s Office.” ALSC Blog, January 6, 2018. https://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2018/01/bilingual-outreach-doctors-office/

Regalla, Lisa, and Suzanne Flint. “Reimagining School Readiness: A Toolkit for Libraries.” ALSC Matters, Bright Ideas, August 2018. http://www.ala.org/alsc/alscconnectonline/bright-ideas-august-2018#readiness

Sampite-Montecalvo, Allison. “Chula Vista Library Gets In on Growing ‘Smart City’ Initiative.” San Diego (Calif.) Union-Tribune, August 31, 2017. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/south-county/sd-se-education-center-0824-story.html

Skokie (Ill.) Public Library.” Civic Lab.” https://skokielibrary.info/resources/civic-lab/

Stanford University Libraries. “Library AI Initiative.” https://library.stanford.edu/projects/artificial-intelligence

University at Albany. Center for Technology in Government. “Enabling Smart, Inclusive, and Connected Communities: The Role of Public Libraries.” https://www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/imls2017/

University of Rhode Island. “URI Opens First Artificial Intelligence Lab Housed in a University Library.” Press release, September 25, 2018. https://today.uri.edu/news/uri-opens-first-artificial-intelligence-lab-housed-in-a-university-library/

Yabsley, Jessica. “OPEN Government Data Act Passes Congress and Heads to the President’s Desk.” DATA Coalition. Press release, December 21, 2018. https://www.datacoalition.org/press-releases/open-government-data-act-heads-to-the-presidents-desk/

 

State of America's Libraries 2019